Mr. Mwangomba is one of the beneficiaries who received both sweet potato and cassava cultivars from SSLLP this year. He is a very hard working farmer that has received the development gladly. Mr. Mwangomba managed to multiply the sweet potato vines he was given tremendously and transplanted the vines to an even wider field. He looks forwards to when the crops will be ready so he can do the needful which is to pass on the same amount of sweet potato vines and cassava stems to another household so they can benefit as well.

Mr. Mwangomba in his cassava field
Mr. Mwangomba in his cassava field

Mr. Mwangomba remarked that cassava and sweet potatoes are very important crops in the area because they are capable of withstanding extreme conditions like high temperatures as compared to other crops. Cassava is drought resistant and can be grown in areas that have been threatened by climate change. Cassava he said is also an income earning crop, especially Mbundumale which he also got from SSLLP because it is a variety that is desired by many people.

Mr. Mwagomba in one of the plots where he multiplies his sweet potato vines
Mr. Mwagomba in one of the plots where he multiplies his sweet potato vines

Mr. Mwangomba looks forward to selling some of the sweet potatoes and cassava (at community level) when the crops ready. He plans on buying some household items and clothes for his grandchildren that also live in his home. These crops he said would also elevate the level of food security in his home because the cassava will be used to make nsima (kondowole) and some of the cassava and sweet potatoes will be served as breakfast for the household. As Mr. Mwangomba and his household wait for the crops to be ready they are already consuming the Mbundumale leaves as relish.

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